1994 Dodge Caravan TV Commercial


Recorded off-air from a Western New York State TV station.

The second-generation Dodge Caravan was introduced for the 1991 model year. Intended as an extensive revision of the 1984-1990 generation, while the chassis underpinnings were carried over (renamed the Chrysler AS platform), the only shared body panels were the front doors and sliding door. Following the introduction of the Ford Aerostar and General Motors APV minivans, designers sought to improve the exterior aerodynamics and handling of the model line. Anti-lock brakes and all-wheel-drive became introduced as options, with a driver-side airbag becoming optional in 1991 

The Caravan was again produced in a standard length and as a long-wheelbase Grand Caravan; the Caravan C/V cargo van also made its return. To further differentiate the Caravan from the Plymouth Voyager, the two model lines received different wheel covers, with chrome trim on the Caravan restricted to the grille and Chrysler Pentastar hood ornament.

The interior underwent a substantial redesign, shedding its design influence from the K-cars, the Caravan received its own dashboard design. On all but the base-trim Caravan, seven-passenger seating became standard. In addition to the two rear bench seats, the second generation introduced the option of middle-row bucket seats; in 1992, Chrysler introduced integrated child safety seats.

For the 1994 model year, the Caravan underwent a mid-cycle revision as part of a body upgrade to meet 1998 federal safety standards. The interior underwent a redesign with new seats and door panels; coinciding with the addition of a passenger-side airbag, the dashboard was redesigned. 

To commemorate the tenth year of production, Dodge offered the "10th Anniversary Edition" option package for 1994. Available on SE/LE trims of the Caravan and Grand Caravan, the 10th Anniversary Edition was an appearance package, combining a two-tone exterior (a light-gray lower body with selected upper body colors) with a gold front fender badge.


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